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Mourning doves provide a positive distraction in a hectic world

July 6th, 2017

Northborough- With all the craziness in this world today, we’ve been honored for the past month with a very special positive distraction from nature. On May 8, we had two mourning doves that decided to build a nest on our porch inside a flower box that we had not been using.

Avoid a ‘grizzly’ encounter

July 6th, 2017

Region – Living in this area, it is not uncommon to see wildlife such as deer, foxes or coyotes. What is unusual is to see a black bear. But recently there have been various sightings of them in local communities including Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Upton.

The grass sometimes is greener

July 6th, 2017

Region – What a difference a year makes. Last June and July were exceedingly dry, with rains yielding barely one inch per month. This June however, the total is closer to 5 inches which has caused a loosening of most area water restrictions and restoring water levels to area lakes and reservoirs.

No more pencils…no more books

July 6th, 2017

Region – Listen closely and you will hear the sounds of summer – kids cheering, teachers breathing a sigh of relief, and perhaps some parental groaning now that school is out for the year. But have no fear parents…the Community Advocate is here to help!

It’s in the bag

July 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Last year, Shrewsbury Town Meeting members voted to approve a citizens’ petition that requested a ban on plastic shopping bags that are not compostable and marine degradable. At this year’s TM, another citizens’ petition requesting that the ban be overturned was not passed. As a result, the town will implement the ban starting on July 1.

Thank you to reality fair sponsors 

June 28th, 2017

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School would like to thank the following sponsors of our latest reality fair for our sophomores, coined the Ca$habet Challenge: Avidia Bank, Central One Federal Credit Union, Citizen’s Bank, Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, Cox Tutoring Group, EKG Networking, Keller Williams Boston-Metro, L & S Boule Insurance, Market Basket, Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, Marlborough Nissan, Marlborough Rotary, Orange Theory Fitness, REMAX Executive Realty, TD Bank, United Bank, the United States Army and the United States Army National Guard, and several staff members from Assabet.

Thank you to Paul Shattuck

June 28th, 2017

Shattuck Pharmacy is the most important experience I have had in my life.  My name is Jeremy Spiewak, and I grew up in Northborough playing jazz trumpet with local greats such as Brent Ferguson and the late Dennis Wrenn. 

Thank you to all for Spring Festival and Family Fun Day

June 22nd, 2017

On behalf of our entire Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee, we would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Spring Festival and Family Fun Day that took place on the grounds above Lake Chauncy yesterday, June 10th, a tremendous success

Musical/dancing fountain at Dean Park opens for the season

May 26th, 2017

To the Editor:   The Donahue family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Tom Falzoi who has done the choreography, selected the music and spent countless hours maintaining the fountains at Dean Park throughout the winter. Without Tom’s dedication, it would not be possible for the public to enjoy the beauty of the musical/dancing […]

Casavant a ‘passionate leader’

April 6th, 2017

I am supporting Beth Casavant for the open seat in the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen race that will be decided Tuesday, May 2. This race is contested, and I wanted to voice my opinion as to why I feel Beth is the best choice for Shrewsbury, particularly in a year where we will be transitioning to a new town manager.

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